Steven Kovak has been kicked out of his apartment by his girlfriend. Steven has a new apartment, and decides to slip the cable guy (Chip) $50 for free cable. Steven then fakes an interest in Chip's line of work. However Chip takes this to heart trying to become Steven's best bud. When Steven no longer wants to be Chips friend the man who can do it all goes on an all out assault to ruin Steven's life. In the backdrop is the delicate sub-plot of the trial of a former kid star for murdering his brother. Written by
Wayne Jamieson <jamtin@OntheNet.com.au>
Chris Farley was originally up for the part of Chip Doulas. Farley had a two picture deal with Paramount. After Tommy Boy (1995), he was obligated to make another movie and was offered this role for $3 million which was a huge amount for him. He also had the chance to make another movie with David Spade, for nowhere near the amount he was going to get for this film. They both decided they may have a chance to make another Tommy Boy (1995). Chris turned down the film and Jim Carrey got it for $20 million. See more »
At Steven's parents' house, Steven calls Chip a "bastard" and
covers his mouth in shock at what he said. In the next shot, his hand is no longer over his mouth. See more »
The Cable Guy:
Sounds like heart break to me.
Well I really don't want to discuss it with you. Could you just install my cable please? I'm gonna go get dressed.
The Cable Guy:
Suit yourself. No sweat off my sac. Oh by the way, you might wanna put on a bathing suit 'cause you'll be channel surfing in no time!
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The Columbia logo at the beginning of the movie segues into static from Steven's cable TV. See more »
Regardless of what people say, this movie has some very funny moments scattered throughout. When I first saw this movie, I will admit I didn't find it that funny. But it's one of those movies that grows on you with time. Even if you don't like it at first, give it some time. You have to accept this movie for what it is. A dark comedy aimed at poking fun of the lighter things in life. Jim Carrey obviously carries the movie with his infamous quirkiness, but Matthew Broderick holds his own as the anal retentive guy which he is great at playing. Whether you are talking about the Midevil Times restaurant scene or the karaoke scene, this movie is a gem. Highly recommended.
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